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Queen Rania of Jordan in mourning for her father


Copyright 2018 Royal Hashemite Court

Queen Rania of Jordan is in mourning for her father.

The Queen’s father, Dr Faisal Sidqi Al Yassin, died on 27 May. No cause of death was given.

The Royal Hashemite Court is in seven days of mourning on the orders of King Abdullah.

In a press release, the Royal Court said: “The Royal Hashemite Court expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to Their Majesties, Their Royal Highnesses, and to the Yassin family in these difficult times.”

Queen Rania has posted a photo of her beloved father on her social media accounts with a prayer in Arabic and a message in English that says, “My dear father, may you Rest In Peace.”

The Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Emir of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, have sent condolences to King Abdullah. Sheikha Fatima also expressed her condolences to Queen Rania.

Faisal Sidqi Al Yassin was born in the West Bank in 1934. He was married to Ilham Yassin, and they had three children, including Queen Rania. The family moved to Kuwait in 1961, and he retired in Jordan.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.